galvanotaxis

galvanotaxis

[gal-vuh-noh-tak-sis, gal-van-oh-]
noun
movement of an organism or any of its parts in a particular direction in response to an electric current; electrotaxis.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin; see galvano-, taxis

galvanotactic [gal-vuh-noh-tak-tik, gal-van-oh-] , adjective
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